Today Kelley covered the difference between spray dyed yarn and hand-painted yarn, what color pooling is and how to use it to your advantage, and she shared patterns and yarns demonstrating these topics.
Last week’s prize-winner: Lynn Granger Warfield won a free pair of Alpaca Direct Comfort Quarter Socks.
This week's prize: Two skeins of Malabrigo Riosin colorways Ravelry Red and Diana.
Susie Rogers Reading Mitts by Susie Rogers
Brain Frieze by Susan Ashcroft
Lacery Socks by Michelle Hunter
Langfield Hat by Martina Behm
Pheasant Scarf by Sharon Fuller
Acquarello by Nadita Swings
Moyen Age by Hada Knits
Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich
The helix stripe knitting technique can be used to prevent pooling with hand-painted yarns.
We're having a ball introducing you to our first yarn line, Coeur d'Alene Yarns. The first yarn in the line is Sasquatch, a fingering yarn hand-dyed locally in the Pacific Northwest and exclusive to Alpaca Direct!
Sasquatch is a sumptuous blend of 80% superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon. There are two types of this yarn, a tonal and a multi-color.
Note: Please use the following sizing chart for general reference only. Sizes between different vendors and manufacturers may vary. Please match your measurements to those in the size chart below.